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John Booth Takes Chair at National Gallery London

John Booth, the venture capitalist and major donor to the Tory party is the new chair of the National Gallery. “I’m delighted to take up this role as the National Gallery prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2024,” Booth says. “The gallery’s amazing collection, including so many of the world’s greatest paintings, belongs to the whole nation and we […]... | Read More

AO On-Site — New York: Independent Fair, September 9-12th, 2021

Leilah Babirye at Gordon Robichaux, via Art Observed Art-goers descended upon Cipriani South Street in the newly renovated Battery Maritime Building last week for the much anticipated 12th installation of the Independent Art Fair, which opened in New York on September 9th. Formerly located at Spring Studios in Tribeca, the fair has garnered a reputation as […]... | Read More

Fondation Louis Vuitton Prepares for Ambitious Show of Russian Collection

As the Fondation Louis Vuitton prepares to show the collection of Russian brothers Ivan andMikhail Morozov. “Without this collaboration and huge program of restoration, it was impossible to organize the exhibition,” says advisor Jean-Paul Claverie.Read more at Bloomberg    ... | Read More

Faith Ringgold to Open New Museum Retrospective Next Year

Faith Ringgold will have her first New York retrospective at the New Museum in 2022.  Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

MOCA Names Johanna Burton as Sole Director as Klaus Biesenbach Departs

The Museum of Contemporary Art has announced that Johanna Burton will now serve as the sole and first female director of the museum, as Klaus Biesenbach heads to Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. “We congratulate Klaus on the honor of being appointed as the director of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin,” reads a MOCA statement. “We wish him the best […]... | Read More

AO On-Site — New York: Armory Show, September 9-12, 2021

Wendy Red Star at Sargent’s Daughters, via Art Observed This past weekend, New Yorkers flocked to the Javits Center, not for COVID-19 vaccinations, but rather for the much-anticipated Armory Show, which made its return after last year’s cancelled edition, and which marked the first major art fair in the United States since the pandemic struck. In the wake […]... | Read More

New York – “The De Luxe Show” at Karma Through September 25th, 2021

Anthony Caro, The Bull (1970), via Karma Currently on at its New York gallery space, Karma has partnered with Parker Gallery to present a contemporary bicoastal tribute to The De Luxe Show, the landmark 1971 exhibition at the DeLUXE theater in Houston, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Presented in both LA and New York, the show offers a unique […]... | Read More

Newburgh, NY — Ashley Lyon: “Tender Temper” at Elijah Wheat Showroom Through October 10th, 2021

Ashley Lyon, Mother (Installation View), via Art Observed For the second edition of Upstate Art Weekend in the Hudson Valley, Elijah Wheat Showroom presented “Tender Temper,” a solo exhibition featuring ceramic works by the artist Ashley Lyon that explore the complexities of motherhood. Foregrounding the human figure, Lyon enacts enlarged, fragmented representations of maternal bodies,... | Read More

Newburgh, NY — Martin Roth: “From 2017-2021 Martin Roth transformed a ruin into a garden for a plant concert” with Strongroom Through October, 2021

Martin Roth, From 2017-2021 Martin Roth transformed a ruin into a garden for a plant concert (2021), via Art Observed Throughout the course of his artistic practice, the late Martin Roth channeled nature as an active creative agent, using plants and flowers as instrumental collaborators in his practice. In 2017, Roth envisioned the transformation of an abandoned […]... | Read More

New York – Martine Syms: “Loot Sweet” at Bridget Donahue Through September 25th, 2021

Martine Syms, Loot Sweets (Installation View), via Bridget Donahue Martine Syms has built a reputation for a practice of elevating the material of everyday life. Using repurposed contexts and personal materials, the artist’s videos and physical work use text and other items to create dense narratives the flitter around the edges of the work on view. For her […]... | Read More
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